Pet Please #102: Toasted Sandwiches

Bacon Jam and Avocado Grilled Cheese Sandwich 500 4611I ate a lot of cold sandwiches as a kid.

Cold peanut butter and jelly. Cold peanut butter and honey. For a brief, wonderful period, cold peanut butter and pickles.

Then came cold turkey, cold ham, cold roast beef.

Cold, cold, cold.

When I got to college, I discovered something called a “panini,” and it changed my world. They weren’t even very good paninis, but they were toasted and warm instead of cold and flimsy. It was then that I discovered the superiority of the toasted sandwich, and I vowed to never go back.

I now toast every sandwich. There isn’t a single sandwich I would prefer cold. Lunch meats, peanut butter and jelly, bacon and avocado…everything. I’m convinced the toasted sandwich is far superior to cold in every way.

I know this is simple pet please that may not resonate with everyone, but I wanted to mention it because I don’t want to take for granted the fact that toasted sandwiches are an option. It wasn’t always this way.

So today I toast to you, toasted sandwiches. Thank you for warming my soul and my belly.


6 Responses to “Pet Please #102: Toasted Sandwiches”

  1. Charles says:

    The first thing I made when I got my press was PB, honey and banana. Amazing how good it is.

    • Jamey Stegmaier says:

      Oo, I forgot about peanut butter and banana (I haven’t had it with honey). So good when toasted! Maybe put a little nutella on there too.

  2. Katy says:

    Have you checked out the 300Sandwiches.com blog? Some of her recipes sound pretty spectacular and the story behind the blog/sandwich creation is also sweet.

  3. Colleen says:

    Did you make that sandwich in the picture yourself? It looks so good! I would like to make more toasted sandwiches in this new year … they just seem so gourmet and fancy and delicious! (But easy to make!)

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